Sweet and Sour Relish

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • DifficultyEasy

Marinade and relish (2 recipes in 1)

30ml oil
2 large onions, chopped finely
3 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 red chili, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped plus an extra 1
2 fresh bay leaves
1 curry leaf
4 tbsp apricot jam
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar, to taste

Use 3 tbsp of spice mix (combine below)

1 tbsp soy sauce to season
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek
2 cloves garlic, grounded in pestle and mortar
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch black pepper
Pinch salt

For the marinade:

1 cup milk

For the relish

410g can peeled and chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp Heinz smokey bbq sauce (hickory) or any BBQ sauce
250g cherry tomatoes

1. Heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add 3 tbsp of the spice mix, chilli, 1 tablespoon ginger, the bay leaves and curry leaf, and then stir for a minute.

2. Stir in the apricot jam and then pour in the vinegar (being careful not to breath in the heated vinegar as you might sneeze). Then add the soy sauce and brown sugar.

3. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes and add another teaspoon ginger. Stir. Transfer half the mixture into a large deep dish or freezer bag and mix with milk to make a marinade.

4. Add a tin chopped tomatoes and bbq sauce to the remaining mix with fresh cherry tomatoes. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes on a lower heat until the flavours are well infused together and cherry tomatoes are soft. Serve as a relish with your meat.

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